Showing posts from July, 2018

A Fashion & Confidence Pep Talk: What Society Is Not Telling You

Hey Everyone!

I am really excited about this post because it is a collaboration with Guilianna from I have been following her blog for awhile and have always wanted to reach out to her, so when she asked if I wanted to collaborate I jumped at the opportunity.

Today we are talking about Fashion and Confidence. Now, I know what your all thinking, "Nikki, that's a little far from your usual topics and your niche overall.". Well That is kind of true and kind of not. I will be the first to admit I am not a fashion blogger by any means, but this post is not just about showing you three outfits that I feel confident in, but it is shedding a light on the topic of confidence when it comes to fashion that is somewhat overlooked by society.

I admire fashion and beauty bloggers, they show us the new trends of clothing and accessories and they look AMAZING on them. But sometimes I have caught myself feeling out of place and some what jealous.. I h…

23 Things That Scared Me But I Did Them Anyway...

Hey Everyone (: First of all, thank you for all the support on my blog and for the birthday wishes! Those mean a lot(: I can't believe I am 23, I feel old but at the same time, I'm still fairly young and have a lot of life to live.

I am really excited about this post, I have noticed that a lot of bloggers like to post lessons they have learned when it is their birthday. Which is cool, I have done that several times. That's why I thought I'd switch it up. So, in no particular order...

1. I told my crush of a good year and a half that I like him
2. I asked my crush to have lunch with me
3. I have sang to my crush
4. I have kissed a guy
5. I sang at my clubs Spring Fusion twice ( aka Talent show)
6. Shared an article I wrote about suicide on my personal instagram
7. Asked a good friend of mine to share her mental health story on my blog
8. I quit my CNA job applied for my current job not knowing if I would get hired.. ( I got hired obvi lol )
9. Started sharing some of my…

"How Dare I.." ( Original Poem)

I was fourteen and I wanted so badly to be seen  I wanted the boys of my age to know I existed That I am not as awkward as I may come off to be because I wanted to be taken seriously 
Now I am twenty-two and can hardly stand the tune Ya know, "hey beautiful" *whistle* "have a good day"  I never know what to say  So I give the "fuck off" look  and go my way.. Oh but, How dare I 
How Dare I think to deeply into the "compliments" they give me How Dare I try to make sense of their intentions  And their perverted attention  How dare I make men out to be animals.. Boys will be boys right? So How Dare I speak up  With this urge to fight 
Oh but How Dare I  He was just admiring me,  So How Dare I not appreciate his flirting Saying he loves shy girls  and that I am really pretty 
Or How Dare I slap his hand..  How Dare I not submit to him touching my breast because I asked for it right? My tank top and shorts was a clear invitation So its not his fa…

The Versatile Bloggers Award - Seven Random Facts About Me!

Hey Everyone!

This post is quite different. I am doing the Versatile Bloggers Award tag, which I have not done in a long time, so this should be interesting. I was tagged by Catherine from the blog CatherineJWrites 
thank you so much Catherine for nominating me.

For those of you who may not know what the Versatile Bloggers Award tag is, it was created to feature and recognize blogs that have unique content, high quality of writing, and fantastic photos. Basically I will be listing seven interesting/random facts about myself and then at the end of this post I will tag five bloggers I have come to admire ( so make sure to go check them out!)

7 Interesting/Random Facts About Me
1. "Fall In Line" by Christina and Demi Lavato is my 2018 Anthem 

2. Black Panther is my favorite movie. ( there has been no movie that has topped it yet.. try and argue with me)

3. I am a Leo

4. I played tennis and basketball in high school 

5. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi is my favorite book

6. I am a a…

Dear Parents, SIX Things You DON'T Say To Your Son/Daughter Who Is Struggling With A Mental Illness

To any parent who reads this.. I am not a parent. I am a 22 year old who just finished college and has so many thoughts that I feel I need to write out. I have been on this earth only 22 years and yet I some how believe I have enough life experience to share some advice to the world ( so I say.. lol)

Please do not take this as me trying to tell you how to parent your child, but just what not to say to a human being that is going through emotional and mental pain. If you know someone who needs these reminders please feel free to share this post! (:

1). Bringing up emotional or mental breakdowns from the past

I do not know if you are bringing these things up to make an example and teach your child or instill guilt, I have no idea.. but stop. It does not and will not help. Actually it is quite triggering.

2.) Telling them to "grow out of it"

- Mental illness of any kind whether that be depression, anxiety, OCD etc, it is not something you just grow out of. I am not a parent by a…

BeBrave Story #10: Adriana Garcia

Hey Everyone! here is a new #BeBrave Story. I truly hope you will all take the time to read it. This story was written by a very good friend of mine whom I have known since high school. I reached out to Adriana because not only is she the most genuine person I know, but I have heard little bits and pieces of her journey and I knew you would all be as inspired as I was and still am.

*Trigger Warning* : The Topic of suicide is being discussed in this post. 

I hope by reading her story you are able to see that you are not alone, you are not insane, and you are not a burden. There is hope. Anyways, I'll let Adriana's story tell the rest(:

As I grew up to the woman I am today, I have gained the privilege to understand what mental health is and how it has impacted me. My mental health matters so much, and I have learned to do what it takes to better it. I am still learning how to love myself and care for my well-being, but that does not make me any less of a person. I have become a…